Reference Code:  26323

Business Controller


London, LND, GB


Since Watchfinder & Co. was first founded in 2002, it has grown to become the premier resource from which to buy and sell premium pre-owned watches. With thousands of watches available from more than 50 brands, including Rolex, Omega, IWC and more, plus boutiques across the UK and a manufacturer certified service centre, Watchfinder has established itself as the top pre-owned watch specialist.

Business Controller


Location: London (with travel to Mid-Kent HQ)/ Geneva

(The successful candidate shall have to be residing within one of the Watchfinder locations for local tax & labour laws within the region.)


This is a brand-new role for our newly created FP&A team at Watchfinder. We are currently seeking a finance professional to lead & drive the business analysis with different headquarter departments & International markets. 


Your key objective is to support strategic decision making with insightful financial analysis and prompt reporting on business KPI's. You also support the budget/forecast process and business controls which are critical to Watchfinder's global business development. 


How will you make an Impact? 

  • Develop business analysis in partnership with HQ Department Heads and Country Managers to support strategic planning & initiatives
  • Support planning process (budget, latest estimates, rolling forecast), ensure timely & accurate submission of deliverables 
  • Pro-active financial review on P&L/balance sheet vs plan to ensure the quality and integrity of the financial data
  • Assist rollout of financial projects and initiatives according to Maison direction 
  • Maintain the controlling environment of each department and markets (KPI's, reports, audit controls etc.) 


How will you experience success with us?


  • Ideally, you shall be degree qualified, preferably business, Accounting or Finance
  • You will have a minimum of 3 years' experience in FP&A/Controlling functions, preferable in a luxury retail/online retail industry at international level 
  • Experience with financial management on digital performance marketing will be an advantage 
  • You're an effective communicator, with the ability to establish strong relationships with key stakeholders across HQ and international Entities
  • You will be an Excel whizz and have strong experience with SAP (FICO, MMPO, IM Module) 
  • You love to use data/BI tools and have experience with VBA and MS Access 
  • You're a self-starter, with the ability to work independently and have the flexibility to liaise with different time zones when required
  • Strong international business acumen and common sense
  • Familiar with corporate rolling forecast and budget process 


How do we keep you smiling?


As a significant member of the Watchfinder community, you are also part of a much bigger family at Richemont. We strongly believe in developing people, giving exposure, and working on some exciting international projects to enhance both your personal and professional development. 


Your journey with us:


We aim to provide a valuable recruitment process, allowing you to gain exposure to some key decision-makers and influencing individuals: 


1st Stage: After your application has been selected, a member of the Watchfinder Talent Team shall reach out to you within two weeks to conduct an introductory call


2nd Stage: Video/Virtual interview with the Head of FP&A for Watchfinder 


3rd Stage: Video/Virtual interview with the Head of FP&A & CFO for Watchfinder